Dr. Santiago Figuereo, MD

Dr. Santiago Figuereo, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
54 y/o

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Dr. Santiago Figuereo, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Miami, FL and has been practicing for 20 years. He specializes in neurosurgery and neurological spine surgery.Read his story

Fibers Neurological Institute

2601 SW 37th Ave Ste 905

Miami, FL 33133
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  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Careplus
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Preferred Care Partners

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Herniated Disc Surgery
very high
more than 98% of peers
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
very high
more than 96% of peers
Spinal Fusion
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Dr. Figuereo's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Figuereo "Dr. Santiago Figuereo was born in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic. He grew up in Santo Domingo, got married on 1986 and has 4 children. He studied medicine, at Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and graduated Cum Laude from Medical School in 1989. On October 1990 Dr. Figuereo adquired his Medical License and worked in his native country at the Instituto Dominicano de Seguros Sociales and at Clinica Abreu. Dr. Figuereo's passion for neurosurgery motivated him to look for better opportunities and it was on 1995 when the family decided to move to United States in support to pursue his dream to become a Neurosurgeon. It was a challenged and a difficult decision, and after years of hard work Santiago became the first Dominican Medical School Graduate to become a Neurosurgeon in the United States, and also became the first Dominican to achieve the Board Certification by the American Board of Neurological Surgery, and is also Board Certified by the American College of Surgeons. As part of his training, Dr. Figuereo did 2 years of General Surgery at Graduate Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, he did his residential training in Neurosurgery at Loma Linda University Medical Center, in Loma Linda, CA, he has a fellowship in neurosurgery at University of Washington, in Seattle, WA and a Functional Neurosurgery Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Figuereo was a standing faculty and assistant professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, and was Chief of the Neurosurgery Division at the Philadelphia Veterans Administration Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA. In 2007, Dr Santiago Figuereo and his family took the decision to move to Miami, FL to be closer to their native country. A year later, Dr. Figuereo decided to start his private practice and opened several clinics. Dr. Figuereo has a specialized interest in endoscopic procedures for intracranial, skull base and pituitary tumors. He is one of the few functional neurosurgery fellowship-trained neurosurgeons in Florida and is nationally and internationally recognized for his expertise in surgically managing movement disorders, including deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease and surgical procedures for epilepsy. His participation in several research projects entailed him to win the first place in a scientific investigation at the Basic Science Southern California and Region IX American College of Surgeons Trauma Paper Competition. He is member of important professional and scientific societies, some of them are American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, American Medical Association, Minimally Invasive Spine Society, North American Spine Society, AO North America, Society for Neuro-Oncology, California Association of Neurological Surgeons, Asociación Médica Dominicana, Dominican Health Care Association of Florida, Florida Medical Association, Asociación Dominicana de Neurología y Neurocirugía, Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, London, United Kingdom. Dr. Figuereo also collaborates with spine bioengineers to develop new neurosurgical procedures and design innovative instruments used national and internationally for minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Figuereo most recent development is a surgical technique to treat Pseudotumor Cerebri, also known as Benign Intracraneal Hypertension or Idiopatic Intracraneal Hypertension. Traditionally this type of procedure was characterized to be unsuccessfull, due to the difficulties eliminating the terrible symptoms. Patients who were submitted to this new technique have experienced an immediate improvement where the pain and the discomfort has been diminished, bringing a hope to a population affected by a terrible condition that until recently was believed as something impossible to treat."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Figuereo "We are committed to offering our patients the most advanced, state-of-the-art neurosurgical procedures for disorders of the spine and brain. Santiago Figuereo, MD brings his unique expertise in minimally invasive neurosurgery procedures of the spine and brain to South Florida as one of few in the region who performs them. Dr. Figuereo works in close collaboration with neurologists, ENTs, oncologists, and other specialists to provide patients with the best surgical outcome and treatment plan."

2  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

65  Conditions Treated

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31  Procedures

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0 Malpractice Claims

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0 Sanctions

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  • Pennsylvania State University / College of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2004
  • Republic University
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • Graduate Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Loma Linda University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Washington University School of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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What People Say About Dr. Santiago Figuereo, MD
I suffered 1 year of non stop back pain taking all types of drugs getting up at 3am from the pain went to all types of doctors took them the MRI all i heard was you need to strech more then a co worker told me how this Doctor save him from the same i was going through went to see him he look at the...Read More
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Joe scalia in Miami – Dec 19, 2017
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If today I can live as a normal person doing simple things like stand up, bend to pick up something, even walk and run is thanks Dr. Santiago Figuereo, had performed an excellent surgery on my L5 hernied disk, that nobody wanted to touch So I do recomend him to anybody that is suffering for...Read More
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Mirtha Cuadros – Dec 01, 2017
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I had two surgery's with Dr. Santiago Figuereo and both have been great, first my Neck in Aug. 1, 2016 and then my Lumber which was done in two parts Oct 1, 3, 2016 at Adventure Hospital and I was treated like a King. I have nothing but the best to say about Dr. Figuereo. Carlos Hernandez
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Carlos Hernandez in Hialeah, FL – Jul 23, 2017
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I am trying to be fair but my neck surgery which was done on March 07, 2016, at Aventura Hospital by Dr. S. Figueroa was a colossal failure. To add insult to injury, Advanced Neuro Surgery was notorious for not returning phone calls and flat out lied. I made the biggest mistake of my life letting...Read More
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Hialeah, FL – May 18, 2017
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When I was refereed to Dr. Santiago Figuerero I couldn't walk I was operated on November 2, 2012 since then I have recuperated so well that I don't have any more pain and problems with my spine. He is a master physician and I highly recommend him to all. Sincerely, Ivan Becerra
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Ivan Becerra in Hialeah, FL – May 13, 2017
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